The club was formerly known as Paveley Harriers and was formed in 1975. Over the years the club has become one of the well known clubs in Kwazulu-Natal and has taken an active part in athletics in the province. Toti A.C. as it is commonly known with its distinctive orange, white and black colours operates from Hutchison Park in Amanzimtoti and can boast excellent facilities used as a club base, 400m grass track and a scenic Cross Country course. The club together with KZN athletics has in fact over recent years hosted two South African X-C championships and hosts a league meeting every year and quite often the KZN champs. The club has a membership in the region of 200 members who take part in all aspects of athletics i.e. X-C, Track & Field, Walking and Road Running. The club can boast a number of provincial representatives and even a Junior Springbok.Read More
Goss & Balfe Sapphire Coast Marathon
This year’s marathon and half marathon which take’s place on the 16th October will be run/walked from Hutchison Park. Unfortunately there will be NO FREE TRAIN RIDE this year due to the recent floods in Amanzimtoti that has washed our railway line away in several places. Metro rail have informed us the repairs will take 2-3 months, however should it be repaired prior to the race we will include the free train ride to the start.
Amanzimtoti AC apologizes to all the Athletes but this is beyond our control and hopefully you will all join us once again in celebrating our 40th year of road running and race walking.
The race will take place and the 21km will go out to Illovo and back and the 42km will go out to Ilfracombe and back to Hutchison Park.
We are offering this very popular race once again and athletes will receive a medal and the first 2000 early bird entries a short sleeve Tshirt for the 21km and a long sleeve Tshirt for the 42km.
The race is a Two Oceans and Comrades qualifier.
Des van der Merwe
Amanzimtoti Athletic Club
SUN REPORT 4th AUGUST 2016
Good luck to our walking ladies who are taking part this week-end in the 7th Annual Sani Pass Walk for CHOC. Start is from the South African Border Post on Sani Pass to the top of the Pass and back down again- a distance of 16kms in total. We are sure all the hard training will pay off and let’s hope for good weather on the day. Best of luck to you all, let’s keep the Toti flag flying high like always.
Athletes are once again reminder that the correct kit is to be worn when taking part in races. The TotiAC vest to be visible at all times with the 2016 license number on front and back and black shorts. Age category tag must be clearly displayed on the front and back of the running top for the duration of the race and must not be covered by rain jackets. Should the weather be cold you may wear a white or black T-shirt under you vest.
Marshals are needed to assist with the Cross country champs on 13th August please contact Martyn Clark on 082-8763751 or leave your name at the club house.
The Club wishes Eddie Cousins our Club President a speedy recovery after his recent illness in hospital.
Up coming races:
7th August: Women in Action Chatsworth Stadium 10/5km run/walk starts at 08H00
14TH August Supa Mama Savages 21km run and 10km run/walk this race is pre-entry closing 1 week prior to race and starts at 06H30 at Savages Athletic Club. Members are reminder that is our 21km Club Champs for 2016.
13th August Cross country Champs Hutchison Park Amanzimtoti starting at 07:45
Entries for the Goss & Balfe Sapphire Coast Marathon on the 16 October are now open. This is a pre entry race, closing date 8 October. Please visit: http://www.eventtiming.co.za/gossbalfe
Club members cannot take part in race. A helpers run will take place where members can use their times as a Two Oceans/comrades qualifier
Time Trial results 4km walk: D van der Merwe 34:23, S van der Merwe 34:23 and I Bohmer 34:23
4km run: A Clayton 27:40, F Clayton 28:30, R Clayton 28:31, K Balaram 29:00
8km run: P Cele 32:16, S Lungwose 33:05, E Grobler 37:53, N Shange 43:19, S Msomi 43:19,
C Clarke 45:54, R Sayer 45:54, M Msimela 45:54, N Saville 45:54, T Mntungwa 45:54, R Stewart 48:01
Please note that reflective belts are mandatory for time trials.
Weekly time trials are on Wednesday - Walkers 17h30 (4km) and (8km) and runners 18h00 (4km) and (8km) option. Visitors are always welcome to join. Please meet at the clubhouse at Hutchison Park. Saturdays there is an 11km run and walk from Club house 05h30 for walkers and 06h00 runners. Tea, coffee and biscuits served afterwards. Visitors are more than welcome to join in and keep fit.
Contact Club Chairman Des van der Merwe on 0828060348 or Club Captain Chris Stange on 0833013632 or Club Coach Cecil Clarke 0838051277.